(Transcribed from the Mississippi Free Trader (Natchez, Mississippi – September 10, 1818)
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
WHEREAS, by an act of Congress, passed on the 3d of March 1815, entitled, “an act to provide for the ascertaining and surveying of the boundary lines fixed by the treaty with the Creek Indians, and for other purposes,” the President of the United States, is authorised to cause the lands acquired by the said treaty to be offered for sale when surveyed:
THEREFORE, I JAMES MONROE, President of the United States, do hereby declare and make known, that public sales for the disposal (agreeably to law) of certain lands in the Alabama territory, shall be held at Milledgeville, in Georgia, viz:
On the first Monday in October next, for the sale of town lots, in the town of Cahaba, in the said territory, situate at the junction of the rivers Alabama and Cahaba.
On the third Monday in October next, for the sale of townships 13, 14, 15, 16, in ranges 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15; and of townships 14, 15, 16, in ranges 14 and 16 of the land district in Alabama territory, directed by law to be sold at Milledgeville, excepting such lands as have been reserved by law for the support of schools, or for other purposes; each public sale shall continue open for two weeks, and no longer. The town lots, and other lands, shall be offered for sale, in the regular numerical order, commencing with the lowest number of lots, sections, townships and ranges.
And I further declare and make known, that the offices of the register and receiver of public monies for the said district, shall be removed from Milledgeville to the aforesaid town of Cahaba, on the first day of January, 1819.
Given under my hand at the City of Washington, this twenty-third day of May, 1818.
By the President,
Commissioner of the General Land Office
Printers, who are authorised (sic) to publish the laws of the United States, will publish the above once a week till the first of October next, and send their bills to the General Land Office for payment.
A Map of the above district, and a plan of the town of Cahaba, will be engraved as speedily as practicable, for
Chief Clerk General Land Office:
And sold by him and at Milledgeville. Printers of the laws who publish this notice shall have copies.
President James Monroe
Tapestry of Love: Three Books In One – a historical fiction novel about the heritage of the Cottingham family who eventually settled in this area of Alabama in 1818.
The exhilarating action & subplots keep the reader in constant anticipation. It is almost impossible to put the book down until completion,
Dr. Don P. Brandon, Retired Professor, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana
This is the first book I have read that puts a personal touch to some seemingly real people in factual events.
Love books with strong women…this has one. Love early American history about ordinary people…even though they were not ‘ordinary’…it took courage to populate our country. This book is well researched and well written.
A picture of love and history rolled into one. A step back in time that pulls you in and makes you a part of the family and their world.
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